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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Rodriguez-Garza Sentenced for Reentry of Deported Alien

BISMARCK– U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on March 19, 2013, Adan Rodriguez-Garza, 40, of Salinas Hidalgo, Mexico, pleaded guilty and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of reentry of deported alien.

Judge Hovland sentenced Rodriguez-Garza to serve one year and one day in federal prison.

On Jan. 8, 2013, Rodriguez-Garza was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic accident in Williams County, N.D. U.S. Border Patrol officials discovered that Rodriguez-Garza was a citizen of Mexico and in the United States illegally. Rodriguez-Garza had been convicted of aggravated assault in Texas state court on Jan. 8, 1997, and was deported from the United States on Jan. 15, 1997.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Border Patrol and the N.D. Highway Patrol.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Hagler prosecuted the case.

Updated January 29, 2015